• Draw amazing comics and manga with this illustration software
• DVD included with one licence
• Compatible with Windows and Mac
• Creative fun for anyone aged 10 and over
• 2GB RAM and hard drive space recommendedWhat can I make with the software?
Create your own comics and manga with this Manga Studio 5 software. Create completely in the software or enhance your pen and paper drawing with its easy to use controls and plentiful options. You can make something truly unique with customisable colours, word balloons and effects. Make your own shortcuts and pallets so everything you use regularly is at your fingertips, even organise multiple steps into a one-click command. The software is compatible with Windows and Mac (for computer and OS compatibility see the specifications table). Creativity has never been easier.
What techniques can I use with my drawing?
Get a realistic feel with pressure sensitivity supported with a pen tablet. A large suit of tools based on real drawing implements such as pens, pencils, erasers, rulers and brushes help you draw and paint naturally. Add effects like speedlines and word balloons as well as customisable panel layouts. Create dimensions, shading and blending effects to give a more natural or dynamic look to your artwork. Blend and mix your own colours easily and add advanced filters for hue saturation and to add rain and sparkle effects. If you work in black and white there are also filters for you as well as tonnes of screen tones to add depth and character to your layouts. When you’re drawing buildings or landscapes use the perspective lines to get all your angles right. Whether you’re painting or erasing you can do it with ease using the Manga Studio 5.
What can I use with it?
Use a mouse or touchpad to create your drawings, whichever suits your style. You can scan your existing artwork into the studio or build it from scratch, it’s up to you. The software prevents moiré effects and resizing issues as well as improving printing clarity. The vector toolkit makes it easy to spot trouble areas that need smoothing and the vector snapping tools ensure a smooth connection between lines. New layering features like screen, overlay and multiply give a more polished final piece. When it’s complete you can print from your desktop, send in digital format for others to print or output in graphical formats for all to see.
Can I make 3D reference models?
Create 3D references for a character or scene with a database of pre-built models, clothes, hairstyles, facial expressions and poses as well as items and situations. Easy to manipulate to get a perfect reference for your drawing for that hard to visualise shot. Once you’ve perfected the pose you can change the camera angle around the model and adjust the perfective for an ideal shot.
Manga Studio 5 is not compatible with XP or Vista 64 bit versions or Windows RT